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Police week begins today

DHAKA : The Police Week-2017 with the motto “Remedy of Drugs and Militancy: Commitment of Bangladesh Police” will begin on Rajarbagh Police Lines ground in the city yesterday, reports BSS. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the five-day programme. She will take salute in the annual parade of 10 contingents of police forces […]

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Biswa Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat

GAZIPUR : The second phase of the 52nd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after Hajj, concluded yesterday with “Akheri Munajat” on the banks of Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka seeking peace, happiness and wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah, reports BSS. Tablig Jamaat’s Senior Sura Member […]

92pc tobacco companies don’t fulfill GHW : Survey

DHAKA : Over 92 percent tobacco companies are not complying completely with the Graphical Health Warning (GHW) although the government has made it mandatory for tobacco packets or containers, according to a survey. Seven anti-tobacco organizations-ACD, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, SHIMANTIK, YPSA, National Heart Foundation, Development Council and PROGGA-yesterday revealed the survey report at a press […]

Moudud urges President to take another step for dialogue

DHAKA : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday said their party expects President Abdul Hamid to take another step for dialogue with political parties over the formation of an election-time supportive government to ensure a free and fair national election, reports BSS. ‘The President took an initiative for discussions (with political parties) over formation […]

Trump claims media ‘dishonest’ over crowd photos

President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonesty over the number of people attending his inauguration, Mr Trump was speaking after photographs were published appearing to show more people attended the inauguration of his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009. Mr Trump’s press secretary said it had been “the largest audience to ever see […]

2 missing leaders of Gaibandha found alive in Dinajpur

GAIBANDHA : A Jubo League leader and a Swechchhasebak Dal leader, who were allegedly abducted by a gang ten days ago, were found alive in Parbatipur upazila in Dinajpur district and safely returned home early Saturday, reports UNB. Family members of the duo-Maidul Islam Prince, organizing secretary of Naldanga union unit Jubo League, and Shafiul […]

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Trump executive order first strike at ending at ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON : In an opening salvo against “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at the undoing the health care law’s unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines, reports UNB. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law’s reach. And […]

Akheri munajat of second phase of Biswa Ijtema today

DHAKA The second phase of three-day 52nd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, is going to end tomorrow with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer). “Senior most scholar of Kakrail Jame Mosque Wasiful Islam will deliver sermons since the Fazr prayers today, followed by Mawlana Saad Kandalvi of Delhi Jame Mosque. Ameer […]

Two public hospitals asked to form probe bodies over irregularities

DHAKA : Health Minister Mohammed Nasim today asked the authorities concerned to form separate investigation committees over the allegations of irregularities and mismanagement at two public hospitals. The directive came on the basis of reports published in national dailies over irregularities and mismanagement at the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) and at […]

Experts for demonopolising Dhaka’s civic amenities

DHAKA : As traffic congestion is getting worse day by day in the overpopulated capital Dhaka, urban and traffic experts think immediate decentralisation alongside de-monopolising its civic amenities can help overcome the perennial problem, reports UNB. They said huge internal migration, lack of pragmatic steps, effective traffic management and unusual rise in private and small […]

Moudud for commission to try ‘1/11 power usurpers’

DHAKA : Describing the 1/11 government as illegal and unconstitutional one, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Saturday demanded formation of an ‘inquiry commission’ to put on trial those who unconstitutionally grabbed power in 2007. It’s mentioned in the current constitution that if any one grabs power or rules the country unconstitutionally will be […]

MoU to be signed on hydroelectricity import from Nepal

DHAKA : State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said the government would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nepal in a month for importing hydroelectricity, reports BSS. “The government had made a significant progress in import of electricity from Nepal and Bhutan using the land of India, as the […]

Quader again questions BNP’s movement ability

MYMENSINGH : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday once again questioned BNP’s ability to forge a movement, reports UNB.There’s nothing to fear BNP. Its dead river will have no tide, he said while addressing a commemorative meeting on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s special assistant Mahbubul Haque Shakil, who passed away on December […]

E-village project launched, MoU signed

DHAKA : An e-village project has been launched to bring down the cost of farming and to increase the production by manifold aiming to utilize the use of ICT to give the agricultural sector a major boost, reports BSS. The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is implementing the project while iSoftStone, a joint venture […]

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1,169 Zila Parishad members take oath

DHAKA : A total of 1,169 newly-elected members of 61 Zila Parishads (District Councils) took oath on Wednesday, reports UNB. Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath in two phases at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. On January 11 last, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered oath to […]

BNP smells ‘cool relation’ between Bangabhaban & govt

DHAKA : Stating that the President and the Prime Minister gave different statements over dialogue with political parties, BNP on Wednesday doubted whether there is going a cool relationship between the Bangabhaban and the government, reports BSS. ‘The President has said political parties should engage in dialogue. We would like to clearly say we want […]

21 pc wage gap between male-female : study

DHAKA : A study revealed yesterday said the country’s market has a 21.2 percent wage gap between male and female as women did not get as much wage as they work, reports BSS. “The wages are BDT 1560.25 and 1287.87 for men and female workers respectively which makes a gap of 21.2 percent,” Assistant Professor […]

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8 per cent GDP growth in next two-year: Muhith

DHAKA : Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday expressed his firm hope that the country would attain 8.0 percent GDP growth in next two-year, reports BSS. “Next two years will be very good for Bangladesh. It is highly optimistic to reach 8 percent growth at the end of next two-year,” he said while addressing as the […]

Nasirnagar attack accused Rasraj released on bail

BRAHMANBARIA : Rasraj Das who was arrested in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act over the attack on Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila was released on bail from the district jail on Tuesday, reports UNB. Jail super Nurunnabi Bhuiyan said Rasraj was released after the bail order reached the jail in […]

Shahriar Alam to represent BD

OIC FMs meet in KL to discuss Rohingya crisis

DHAKA : The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will discuss genuine steps on Thursday that the OIC and the international community should take to address the Rohingya issue. The OIC foreign ministers are holding the extraordinary meeting in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, upon the request of the Malaysian […]

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N’ganj 7-murder case verdict example of justice : Quader

DHAKA : Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Narayanganj seven-murder case verdict is an example of justice as no offenders will escape under the incumbent government, reports BSS. “None will escape after committing any offence whether he or she is very powerful or not. Impunity is […]

Anti-hawker drive in Gulistan to continue : Khokon

DHAKA : Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Syed Khokon on Monday said the drive to keep the footpaths in Gulistan and its adjoining areas free from hawkers during office hours will continue. ‘The city corporation will conduct eviction drive, no matter what’ said Mayor Khokon while talking to reporters at Nagar Bhaban. We won’t tolerate […]

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Nur Hossain among 26 to walk gallows

NARAYANGANJ : A court here on Monday sentenced 26 people, including ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven-murder incident, reports UNB. Judge Syed Enayet Hossain of District and Sessions Judge’s court pronounced the combined verdict in the two cases in […]

Victims’ families happy, demand execution of verdict

NARAYANGANJ : People of all walks of lives, especially family members of seven slain members yesterday expressed their satisfaction over the court’s verdict saying through the historic judgment it further proved that none is above the law, reports BSS. “I’m happy over the Judgment . . . We are also grateful to the Prime Minister […]

HR situation worse than HRW depicted : BNP

DHAKA : BNP on Sunday claimed that the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its annual report depicted Bangladesh’s ‘true’ human rights scenario, though the party thinks the real situation is ‘more awful’, reports UNB. BNP thinks the real scenario is more terrible than the facts the HRW report projected. The current autocratic regime has […]